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    imported_stevep is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    Hi,

    I have XBox360 with the HD DVD. My Sony 40W2000 TV can only accept 1080p on HDMI - Component is limited to 1080i and the PC input only accepts normal PC resolutions which are much lower than 1080p.

    So, I've bought a Component to HDMI converter - it doesn't scale, just straight A-D conversion at same resolution to try and get HD movies at 1080p. You can definitely notice some interlacing on sharp edges with 1080i, and I'd like to get best quality 1080p.

    My TV says the XBox desktop is now 1080p and it looks great, but when I play a HD movie it switches back to 1080i.

    Any ideas how I can force 1080p to be output for HD DVDs?

    Tried several movies that are all 1080p but still only get 1080i.

    Any help appreciated, otherwise maybe swap for new model with HDMI output...?

    Thanx.


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    That TV is Sony KDL-40W2000, right?

    The converter NEVER scales, it only converts the picture, unless it SAYS is scales, and they are expensive units.

    If your desktop is at 1080p, then it IS working. The issue us with playback from the 360, and not the TV.

    It also may be a HDCP issue, since there is no HDCP over component, and HDMI must have it for true HD resolution, and not upscaled pictures.

    You also have the PC input (VGA) port on that TV, you may want to try the Xbox360 STOCK VGA connector. I do not know why you bought an expensive converter, with the VGA port on the TV, as it SAYS it has in the specs. The cable is only 30.00 at most -vs- an over 100.00 converter, unless you got a GOOD deal on it. This is what I woud have done first.

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    imported_stevep is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    Thanks for the reply. KDL-40W2000 is the Sony LCD model. Don't worry, Component converter was only $80 and I can easily sell again on eBay if no luck!

    I have already tried the VGA cable and input but the TV only supports 1360x768 - a lot lower than 1080i. When I try the higher Xbox360 resolutions TV says "Resolution not supported". I read up on this before I bought XBox360 and thought it was the solution but no joy there! Not sure what if any large format LCD TVs support 1920x1080 over VGA?

    Seems I am stuck with trying to use component output. As i am not trying to upscale - 1080p movie playback at 1080p over component can't understand why it defaults back to 1080i - must be something in XBox360. Does HDCP only come into play when you try and use 1080p and not with 1080i? Reading up on this (Wikipedia) it seems that ICT protection in HDCP is not currently implemented in movies partly due to MS being part of HD-DVD camp and the XBox360 only having non-HDCP Component output.

    Interestingly, I also have a PixelMagic HD Media box which upscales lo-res DiVX movies to 1080p and plays on Sony just fine. I guess as these don't have HDCP coding there is no issue. I can't use HD-DVD player with this due to content protection.

    Any further input from anybody who has 1080p working with HD-DVD movies much appreciated?

    Can't see why MS launched the HD-DVD player if you can't output 1080p full HD resolution!

    Thanx.

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    "the PC input only accepts normal PC resolutions which are much lower than 1080p."

    Nonsense, 1080p IS 1920*1080 nothing more, your lcd tv is hd ready, not full hd, hd ready means max res. is 1366*768, full hd means 1920*1080.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimimaro
    "the PC input only accepts normal PC resolutions which are much lower than 1080p."

    Nonsense, 1080p IS 1920*1080 nothing more, your lcd tv is hd ready, not full hd, hd ready means max res. is 1366*768, full hd means 1920*1080.
    1080i max resolution on LCD, DLP, and PLASMA are 1366 x 768 (Not 1366*768 that being 1366 times 768) when it is 1366 by 768. Which then means the max Progressive is 768, as those TVs cannot display interlaced video.

    Not only that, this post is a YEAR old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerslave
    Not only that, this post is a YEAR old...
    BAHAHA! lol, that was a good one! :)

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